Sic ‘Em Soulbeast is a strong bruiser with great ranged damage and spike as well as good 1v1 potential. Power Soulbeast also has the dubious distinction of being one of the most reworked and nerfed specs in the game due to its tendency to stomp new players.
While it is still strong and performs extremely well in certain matchups, Soulbeast is currently hampered by the number of Harbringers and Tempests in the meta, as both classes spam projectile block.
In teamfights, your best AOE damage comes from combining Barrage with One Wolf Pack . These two skills together pulse an enormous amount of cleave that can be dropped on a node or on a downed body. You can also cleave in melee with the MaulWorldly Impact combo or with the greatsword auto attack chain. For longtime ranger players, keep in mind that Enduring Swing is no longer an evade.
Sic ‘Em Soulbeast has good access to active and passive sustain from the Wilderness Survival traitline and from your Greatsword skills. All of your Survival skills clear conditions and grant you Fury, and you get Protection on every dodge. Natural Vigor gives you a constant 25% endurance regeneration that combines well with your Vigor to give you more evasion uptime.
You can combo these CCs together easily to keep opponents in your damage. Try to save your strongest CCs like Hilt Bash until you’ve seen several dodges and stunbreaks.
Soulbeast no longer has access to pet swapping in combat, so you want to stay in Smokescale while engaged. Out of combat, however, you can swap to Siamoth to use Forage to get Consume Plasma which gives you every boon in the game for a short period of time.